Posts Tagged‘faith’

Trust God’s timing

A few years ago I wanted to buy a vehicle so badly that I was willing to jump through hoops in order to get it.  After all, I was tired of taking the bus and this certainly was not the life I was accustom to prior to my divorce.  I went to a car mart, selected a van and the dealer assured me that he was able to get a loan on my behalf.  “It’s a given.” He said.  “I will submit the documents and call you when the loan is approved.” Two days later, I was called and it…

Faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted

More often than not after your studies you will be given a test or multiple tests to see if you had learned anything.   Likewise what God has said to you will also be tested.  A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted. As Christians we do not walk by explanation, we walk by faith.  God did not promise to explain everything to us.  The things of God cannot always be explained; it  can only be revealed.  We have to believe what God said He will do. God has a plan for each of us and He has special parameters around…

There will always be a resurrection

In the book ‘The Dream Giver’ Bruce Wilkinson said, “But the time will come when God asks you to surrender the dream itself; He will ask you to take a very tangible step to seal your decision.  That could be selling or giving something away, signing a contract, moving or even resigning.” braham was asked to take a tangible step to sacrifice Isaac. The fact that Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son showed that he has placed his faith in God.  Abraham said to himself; if it was necessary God would resurrect Isaac from the dead. When Abraham was…

Steps I took to survive the storms of divorce

In my previous blog “Weathering the storms of divorce” I shared my emotional roller coaster I experienced during the separation and subsequent divorce after 17 years of marriage. I was at a very dangerous cross road and I had to decide whether I would die for the husband who had betrayed my trust or live for my children. I chose to live and fought with depression and hopelessness to regain myself. Here are some of the steps I took to survive the storms of divorce: I sought professional counselling – I decided to seek professionally counselling. Fortunately for me I was studying…

GIVE GOD THE BROKEN PIECES

    There are no appropriate adjectives to describe how it feels to have a broken heart.  Only those who have experienced it truly understand the pain.  Hearts are broken as a result of many reasons such as the death of a loved one, betrayal, and the end of a relationship.  As far as I know there are no medicines or physical treatments that are available to heal a broken heart. No wonder the Lord makes it a priority to be close to the broken-hearted  because He knows He is the only one who can heal this type of wound . …

I have all right to be an angry single mother!

got divorced after 17 years of marriage. I am in my forties, raising two kids with minimal child support. My ex remarried to a younger woman four months after the divorce was finalized, has a new family, prospering financially and has moved on with his new life. While my life on the other hand revolves around the children: homework, dinner, doctor and dentist appointment and so forth. How did I get here? After all, I did the right thing; I got married to a nice Christian man before I had my children as the last thing I wanted was to…

YIELD TO THE PROCESS

Have you ever notice that when you are hurrying you seem to make a mess of things, no wonder it is said that “haste make waste?” It may sound like a cliche’ but anything worthwhile in life takes time. When we rush we tend to miss important details. Slow down, do not manipulate the situation, thing or person. In the right time if it is meant to be things will fall into place. Yield to the process. Uldean

HOPE IS THE ANCHOR

y marriage fell apart after 17 years..  The time between the separation and post divorce was one of the darkest time in my life.  I can vividly remembered every time I opened my eyes after a restless sleep I would literally see the cloud of depression hanging over my head. Just to take a shower was like a big chore.  I was downed, depressed, distressed and disappointed.  I would lock myself in my room and cried my eyes out, then wiped my tears, forced a smile and attended to the well being of my sons.  I could not let them…

Blaming God for the action of man.

t age 24 right after I completed my studies at College I met a very nice guy in church. The friendship developed quickly and soon after we were talking about getting married. I knew at the time that this would be a life long commitment and wanted to make sure I was making the right decision so I decided to sought the Lord. Like Gideon, I asked God for a physical sign. I remembered praying in my mind as I didn’t want to say it out loudly fearing the devil would manipulate the outcome (Back then,I was naive in my…